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STEP CHANGE

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Predstavitev projekta

Naslov: Science Transformation in EuroPe through Citizens involvement in HeAlth, coNservation and enerGy rEsearch

Akronim: STEP CHANGE

Oznaka projekta: 

Spletna stranhttps://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101006386

Koordinator (vodilni partner): UP FAMNIT

Partnerske institucije:

  • CONOSCENZA E INNOVAZIONE Srls (Italy),
  • OXFORD UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST, NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH RESEARCH OXFORD BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH CENTRE  (United Kingdom),
  • WOMEN ENGAGE FOR A COMMON FUTURE EV (Germany),
  • EUROPEAN SCIENCE ENGAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (Austria),
  • SCIENCE FOR CHANGE, SL (Spain),
  • AARHUS UNIVERSITET  (Denmark),
  • UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA, DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY (Italy),
  • ZENTRUM FUR SOZIALE INNOVATION GMBH (Austria),
  • ACTION FOR RURAL WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT  (Uganda),
  • VEREIN DER EUROPAEISCHEN BURGERWISSENSCHAFTEN  E.V (Germany)

Vodja projekta na UP FAMNIT: prof. dr. Elena Bužan

Financer projekta: Evropska komisija, Program Horizon 2020

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Raziskovalno področje (ARRS): -

Trajanje projekta: 1. 3. 2021 - 29. 4. 2024

Opis projekta:
STEP CHANGE (Science Transformation in EuroPe through Citizens involvement in HeAlth, coNservation and enerGy rEsearch) replies to the H2020 Topic SwafS 27 on “Hands-on citizen science and frugal innovation”, Sub-topic A, citizen science. The project, coordinated by the University of Primorska,  is based on the assumption that citizen science (CS) can play an even broader societal and scientific role than it is generally acknowledged, particularly in those critical fields of research (like Energy, Health and the Environment) where human and non-human factors are deeply entangled.  In these areas, a set of highly-contested, socially relevant research fields is emerging where CS can play a pivotal role by making science more socially robust, inclusive and democratic while strengthening the capacity of scientific investigation over emerging phenomena that cannot be easily caught within narrow disciplinary boundaries. Then, STEP CHANGE was designed to contribute to making the most of CS potentialities, while at the same time identifying, analysing, and tackling such limitations and risks. In this regard, STEP-CHANGE is based on the implementation of five Citizen Science Initiatives (CSIs) in the areas of Energy, Environment, Health and Infectious Diseases, through the participatory and self-reflexive analysis and evaluation of their collaborative research processes, scientific outcomes and societal impacts. The CSIs regard: 1) wildlife conservation in Slovenia (UP); 2) non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in the UK (NIHR); 3); energy communities in Germany (WECF); 4) infectious disease outbreak preparedness in Italy (UNITOV); 5) off-grid renewable energy in agriculture in Uganda (ARUWE). Horizontal activities are also foreseen: Scoping process (SfC), Participatory evaluation (K&I, AU), Mutual learning and training (ZSI); Stocktaking  (ECSA) and Communication (EUSEA). The consortium is geographically balanced and formed by 11 partners from 7 European countries and Uganda.

Project presentationna vrh

Title: Science Transformation in EuroPe through Citizens involvement in HeAlth, coNservation and enerGy rEsearch

Project acronym: STEP CHANGE

Project code

Web pagehttps://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101006386

Leading institution: UP FAMNIT

Partner institutions:

  • CONOSCENZA E INNOVAZIONE Srls (Italy), 
  • OXFORD UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST, NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH RESEARCH OXFORD BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH CENTRE  (United Kingdom), 
  • WOMEN ENGAGE FOR A COMMON FUTURE EV (Germany), 
  • EUROPEAN SCIENCE ENGAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (Austria), 
  • SCIENCE FOR CHANGE, SL (Spain), 
  • AARHUS UNIVERSITET  (Denmark), 
  • UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA, DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY (Italy),
  • ZENTRUM FUR SOZIALE INNOVATION GMBH (Austria), 
  • ACTION FOR RURAL WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT  (Uganda), 
  • VEREIN DER EUROPAEISCHEN BURGERWISSENSCHAFTEN  E.V (Germany)

Principal investigator at UP FAMNITFull Prof. Dr. Elena Bužan

Funding organization: European Commission, Horiozon 2020 Programme

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Research field (SRA): - 

Duration: 1. 3. 2021 - 29. 4. 2024

Description:  

STEP CHANGE (Science Transformation in EuroPe through Citizens involvement in HeAlth, coNservation and enerGy rEsearch) replies to the H2020 Topic SwafS 27 on “Hands-on citizen science and frugal innovation”, Sub-topic A, citizen science. The project, coordinated by the University of Primorska,  is based on the assumption that citizen science (CS) can play an even broader societal and scientific role than it is generally acknowledged, particularly in those critical fields of research (like Energy, Health and the Environment) where human and non-human factors are deeply entangled.  In these areas, a set of highly-contested, socially relevant research fields is emerging where CS can play a pivotal role by making science more socially robust, inclusive and democratic while strengthening the capacity of scientific investigation over emerging phenomena that cannot be easily caught within narrow disciplinary boundaries. Then, STEP CHANGE was designed to contribute to making the most of CS potentialities, while at the same time identifying, analysing, and tackling such limitations and risks. In this regard, STEP-CHANGE is based on the implementation of five Citizen Science Initiatives (CSIs) in the areas of Energy, Environment, Health and Infectious Diseases, through the participatory and self-reflexive analysis and evaluation of their collaborative research processes, scientific outcomes and societal impacts. The CSIs regard: 1) wildlife conservation in Slovenia (UP); 2) non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in the UK (NIHR); 3); energy communities in Germany (WECF); 4) infectious disease outbreak preparedness in Italy (UNITOV); 5) off-grid renewable energy in agriculture in Uganda (ARUWE). Horizontal activities are also foreseen: Scoping process (SfC), Participatory evaluation (K&I, AU), Mutual learning and training (ZSI); Stocktaking  (ECSA) and Communication (EUSEA). The consortium is geographically balanced and formed by 11 partners from 7 European countries and Uganda.